That year, Clark County didn't enter active flu season until the end of January, and stayed above the 10 percent threshold until spring.
While there were 64 new lab-confirmed cases of the flu reported in the last week of December, it was a drastic drop from the week before which saw 294 new cases.
Overall, flu activity was down last week compared to previous weeks. H3N2, the strain largely responsible for last year's outbreak, has so far been less common than the H1N1 strain.More news: Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke: Concerned parents remove children amid tensions at school
Local health department contact information can be found here and information on flu vaccination clinics can be found here.
The swine flu is the main strain of virus circulating.
The province said children under the age of six months are too young be immunized for the flu so if young kids have a fever and are showing flu-type symptoms, it is important to bring them to see a health-care provider as soon as possible.More news: Djokovic Faces Qualifier at Open, Federer Takes on Istomin
Limerick-based Dr Kevin Kelleher, the assistant national director in health protection, said that flu levels are likely to increase over the coming weeks when the flu begins to actively circulate in the community.
Getting vaccinated is imperative, because Clark County moved a step closer to active flu season after entering the new year.
"Every year, we get a different strain of influenza that goes around". While it's best to get one early in the season, it's never too late - and doing so may protect not only you, but also children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations, experts say. There were about 80,000 estimated deaths, including 180 children - the most since the CDC started using its latest surveillance procedures. The more people who are vaccinated, the less likely the virus is to spread - protecting those who are most vulnerable, including babies, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems.More news: Celtics Reportedly Sign R.J. Hunter To Two-Way Contract